20 Side Ponytail Hairstyles

By on December 2, 2013






The side ponytail is a stylish and trendy variation of an old favourite, and it’s an easy hairstyle that suits every hair type and face shape. We’ve chosen a collection of 20 Side Ponytail Hairstyles that we adore, and we hope that these celebrity hairstyles will inspire you to experiment with your own look.

1. Rose Byrne Hairstyle: Side-swept fringe

Actress Rose Byrne looks pretty and poised with her side ponytail and a large side-swept fringe. Her long hair is secured at the nape of her neck, and her side-swept fringe accentuates her gorgeous brown eyes. Rose keeps a section of hair loose to frame her face, and the flyaway hairs give her hairstyle a romantic touch.

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2. Selena Gomez Hairstyle: Voluminous, wavy pony

Actress and singer Selena Gomez looks drop-dead gorgeous with her voluminous, wavy ponytail. We love her rich, mahogany locks and the adorable little curl that grazes her cheek. For super-shiny hair like Selena’s, try a deep conditioning hair treatment and some high-shine serum to keep your hair looking super healthy.

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3. Rita Ora Hairstyle: Thick and chunky side-plait

British singer Rita Ora rocks a thick and chunky platinum side plait and bright pink lipstick. Plaits and braids are trending at the moment, and they are a great way to spice up a simple side ponytail. Plaits are also very easy to create – find an online tutorial and get experimenting!

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4. Molly Sims Hairstyle: Glamorous curls

American actress and model Molly Sims looks stunning with her honey blonde hair in flowing, glamorous curls. We love the wispy, side-swept bangs that draw attention to her eyes whilst concealing her high forehead. For glamorous curls like Molly’s, use a curling iron and plenty of hair spray to keep your curls from unraveling.

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5. Jennifer Love Hewitt Hairstyle: Side pony with peekaboo fringe

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt looks fantastic with a sleek side pony and a peekaboo fringe. This is an elegant and glamorous hairstyle for a night out, and it is very easy to recreate by yourself. For extra volume, blow-dry your hair with a round brush before securing your ponytail at the nape of your neck.

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6. Bella Thorne Hairstyle: Sectioned pony with rounded bangs

Teen singer and model Bella Thorne looks funky and fresh-faced with her long, sectioned ponytail and rounded bangs. Sectioned ponytails are easy to style, and they look great when secured with simple, thin hair ties. We love her rounded bangs – very flattering for her oval face shape.

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7. Zooey Deschanel Hairstyle: Curled side pony and blunt bangs

New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel looks super-cute with her curled side-pony and her signature blunt bangs. Blunt bangs are very flattering for long faces, as they conceal a high forehead and accentuate the lower half of the face. Zooey’s eyebrow-skimming bangs bring out her electric blue eyes, whilst framing her face beautifully.

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8. Taylor Swift Hairstyle: Sleek, simple low ponytail

Country music singer Taylor Swift keeps her look simple and polished with a sleek and low side ponytail. Her hair is secured at the nape of her neck, and she leaves a few flyaway hairs loose for a romantic touch. Taylor wears jewel green earrings for extra impact, keeping her makeup toned down and natural.

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9. Emma Watson Hairstyle: Thick, braided side pony

Actress Emma Watson looks adorable with her thick, braided side pony. Her medium length hair is parted to the side and pulled into a loosely plaited French braid. She keeps her look elegant by wrapping the end of her ponytail with a section of her own hair to conceal the hair tie.

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10. Kirsten Dunst Hairstyle: Soft, fluffy ponytail

Actress Kirsten Dunst looks ethereal with her soft, fluffy side ponytail. We absolutely love the texure of her hair, and the striking hot pink lipstick that brings out her blue eyes. To recreate Kirsten’s look, secure your hair in a loose side ponytail, leaving your wispy side bangs loose to frame your face.

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11. Kim Kardashian Hairstyle: Fancy fishtail plait

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian wears her thick raven locks in a fancy fishtail plait secured to one side. Instead of simply wearing a traditional ponytail, plait your hair before securing it at the nape of your neck. Fishtail plaits are intricate and stylish, and they look phenomenal with long hair.

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12. Jessica Alba Hairstyle: Super-long, knotted side pony

Actress and fashionista Jessica Alba looks fabulous with her super-long, knotted side ponytail. We love how her straight, same-length hair has been pulled back into a ponytail and knotted at the nape of her neck. Jessica keeps her look professional and polished with simple makeup and earrings.

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13. Alexa Chung Hairstyle: Short, stubby ponytail

English model and TV presenter Alexa Chung rocks a short, stubby ponytail and quirky parted bangs. We love how she’s made a casual look glamorous with shiny, perfectly shaped bangs and face-framing pieces of hair. Alexa’s gorgeous hairdo flatters her long face by drawing attention to her eyes and away from her strong jawline.

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14. Blake Lively Hairstyle: Messy side pony with fishtail plait

Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively looks phenomenal with her messy side fishtail plait. Never one to disappoint, Blake sports a combination of a side ponytail and a pretty fishtail plait. We love her golden hair colour and the long side bangs that neatly frame her face.

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15. Kate Bosworth Hairstyle: Teeny weeny ponytail

Blink and you might miss it – Kate Bosworth’s plaited ponytail is truly tiny! We love how she’s incorporated a little ponytail into her short hairdo, whilst keeping the rest of her hair simple and parted to the side. This is a great hairstyle for thin hair, as it works with your hair’s natural texture.

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16. Rihanna Hairstyle: Intricately braided hairdo

Songstress Rihanna wowed us with her fire-engine red braided hairdo. We love how her braid starts quite close to her side parting, and joins a thicker side braid that rests on her shoulder. Although slightly unconventional, this hairstyle is gorgeous and unique, and sure to turn heads.

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17. Kristen Stewart Hairstyle: Edgy side pony

Twilight Saga actress Kristen Stewart looks vampy and drop-dead-gorgeous with her edgy side pony. Her hair has been teased at the crown into a puffy bouffant, with sleek sides and a short, layered ponytail. Kristen finished off her sexy look with dark, smoky eyes and some blood red lipstick – divine.

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18. Carrie Underwood Hairstyle: Girl-next-door ponytail

Country music singer Carrie Underwood has nailed the girl-next-door look with her pretty side ponytail. With dreamy golden curls and a side-parted fringe, this hairstyle is ultra feminine and very flattering.

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19. Eva Longoria Hairstyle: Swooping fringe and loads of curls

Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria looks stunning with her curled side ponytail and a dramatic, swooping side-fringe. This hairstyle works best with long, thick hair that has natural waves in it, but it can be recreated with the right heat styling tools (e.g., a thick curling iron).

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20. Nicole Richie Hairstyle: Braided side pony

TV personality and socialite Nicole Richie is bang on trend with her pretty braided hairdo. We love how her whole head of hair has been braided, from her middle parting down to her little side pony. Join the braided trend by wearing your hair in a pretty side-plait, or integrating some small braids into your fringe.

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So there you have it – 20 Side Ponytail Hairstyles! Whether you wear your hair in a teeny-tiny plait, or a thick and sleek ponytail, we’re sure that you will look fabulous with your new hairdo.